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Photo computer screen / website New Online Tool Makes it Easier for Consumers to Report Food Safety Concerns (Sep 27, 2012)
New online Electronic Consumer Complaint Form can be used to report problems with meat, poultry, and egg products. Learn more in this USDA blog post.
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USDA and FDA partner on food safety booklets to help those with compromised immune systems prevent foodborne illness.
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Follow four simple steps and you can help keep your family safe from food poisoning at home.

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FSIS offers fact sheets and booklets on a wide variety of food safety topics, for a variety of audiences.

For More Information Regarding the Be Food Safe Campaign
More than 48 million cases of foodborne illness occur each year in the U.S. Follow four easy steps — Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill — to help your family Be Food Safe. Find fact sheets, audio, video, educational materials, and more.
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Do you have questions about safe food handling or the prevention of foodborne illness? Ask Karen, our "virtual representative," and get your answer immediately online.

For More Information Regarding Current FSIS Recalls and Public Health Alerts
Get information about recalls and public health alerts that involve meat, poultry, or processed egg products. Receive email updates when recalls are issued. Use additional recall links to find out about recalls of other types of products.

For More Information Regarding the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline
Call or email the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
(1-888-MPHotline) to get information on safe food storage, handling, and preparation product dating and labeling, and much more. The hotline helps and supports educators and communicators with innovative educational materials.

For More Information Regarding Problems With Food Products
Find out what to do and who to contact if you have a complaint or concern about food product.

For More Information For Kids & Teens
Page offers publications and food safety activities especially for children developed by FSIS and its food safety partners.

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View FSIS food safety videos and news clips. Subscribe to podcasts or access USDA's gateway to TV and radio news features and recorded webcasts.

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Download educational graphics (Be Food Safe, Fight BAC!®, Thermy™, USDA Food Safety Mobile, and other educational programs) or link to other USDA resources.

Last Modified: September 27, 2012



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